The Cherokee Studies Program will rename its endowed scholarship in memory of T.J. Holland, an alumnus and lifelong leader in the community and Cherokee cultural preservation and revitalization.
WCU has announced plans for the 2021 spring semester that include delaying the start of classes by two weeks, eliminating spring break and providing an abbreviated midterm break.
A bronze bust of former Chancellor David O. Belcher will be displayed at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
April Perry, an associate professor in the College of Education and Allied Professions at Western Carolina University, has been named to the Standout Blue Ridge Class of 2020 by the Carolinas’ chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Nine faculty members have been promoted to full professor in recognition of a sustained record of professional and academic achievement.
With no Mountain Heritage Day on the calendar for 2020, WCU will still mark the date with a virtual concert by Summer Brooke and the Mountain Faith Band.
WCU’s Culturally-Based Native Health Program will hold a free webinar on Native American and indigenous peoples’ health issues Thursday, Sept. 24.
The “Culture in Conversation Series” at Western Carolina University will hold the first of three fall semester virtual sessions on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
The annual U.S. News and World Report rankings of colleges and universities for 2021 places WCU firmly in an upper echelon of institutions of higher education.